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some stats on NCAA football playing surfaces

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 12:08
edited by Jay, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 12:19

Using some data from cfbstats, I found the following types of playing surfaces in use in Division 1 football (2010 season). These are home stadia and do not include any neutral venues.

Grass		52
Artificial	69

"Grass" includes the two Greentech ITM fields (MSU and VT) and any other natural grass systems that may be lurking out there. Artificial encompasses the following systems:

Astroplay		11
AstroTurf		 3
A-Turf*			 1
FieldTurf		44
NexTurf			 1
Prestige System		 1
ProGrass		 1
ProPlay			 1
Sportexe Momentum	 3
Sportexe PowerBlade**	 1
SportsTurf		 1
TurfTech		 1

* not sure if this is a typo of AstroTurf or a completely different surface. P.S. I can't fucking believe there are teams still playing on AstroTurf, but there are. Here's to you, Middle Tenn State, North Texas, and Idaho. You are real men.

** I assume you have to water POWERBLADE with BRAWNDO

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Someone needs to corner the market

by Pete, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 13:21 @ Jay

on cool-sounding names with "Turf" in them. There can't be that many left.

- TechTurf
- NeoTurf
- ProtoTurf
- QuantumTurf
- TurfTurf

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in the "no shit" department: MONDOTURF

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 17:49 @ Pete
edited by Jay, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 17:56

Mondoturf 3NX Thermo-bonded Fine Tuned Ecofill!

http://smumustangs.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/022211aab.html#_

Plus a choice quote from Orsini!

"Our program emphasizes speed and we rely on the speed of the players, so we wanted a field with speed characteristics that were the most similar to natural grass," said Orsini. "The product--and the research behind it--gave us confidence that we were minimizing the difference between natural grass and artificial turf."

(This the replacement for that "A-Turf" SMU uses that I wondered about, below.)

http://smumustangs.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/073003aaa.html#_

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Wait. I don't get it.

by Greg, sittin on the dock of the bay, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 19:15 @ Jay
edited by Greg, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 19:23

"Our program emphasizes speed and we rely on the speed of the players, so we wanted a field with speed characteristics that were the most similar to natural grass," said Orsini. "The product--and the research behind it--gave us confidence that we were minimizing the difference between natural grass and artificial turf"

Is he saying that they tailored the field they are using to meet the characteristics of the players in their program? Is that right? And this is Notre Dame alumnus of the class of 1978, three time letter winner at fullback, and one-time captain of the Fighting football Irish football team Steve Orsini saying it? Is that what I am supposed to take from this? Well, he's just a 25+ year veteran of athletic administration as well as a guy with an ND pedigree, but it seems to me that he wanted an artificial surface that would mimic the qualities of natural grass but also provide for "speed characteristics" to match his players. If I have that right, then I have only one thing to say:

I think he's got something there.

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Was Orsini a Business Major?

by River, Hell of the Upside Down Sinners, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 21:45 @ Greg

That would most likely explain those comments.

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Yup, Business Admin.

by hobbs, San Diego, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 21:46 @ River

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Figured as much.

by River, Hell of the Upside Down Sinners, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 21:59 @ hobbs

It really puts things in perspective.

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I thought this was the guy

by Busco21, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 21:07 @ Greg

who was the flavor of the month/year/decade/century of so many ND people?

I guess he obviously doesn't get it.

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Swarbrick is...

by scriptcomesfirst @, Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 10:05 @ Busco21

a pimp. He could never have outfought Krause. But I did not know until this day... that it was Orsini all along.

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This isn't Nam.

by Jim (fisherj08) @, A Samoan kid's laptop, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 21:15 @ Busco21

There are rules.

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Orsini!

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bless you

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 08:35 @ Jim (fisherj08)

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AdidasTechTURF

by Pat (Moco), Slave Den, Brian Cook's Basement, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 15:33 @ Pete

I can picture it now--three giant lines from sideline to sideline.

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That's natural grass fortified with interwoven armpit hair?

by Savage, Around Ye Olde Colonial College, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 18:06 @ Pat (Moco)

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ChiaTurf... Ch-ch-ch-chia!

by scriptcomesfirst @, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 15:33 @ Pete

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Either SharksTurf or JetsTurf... but you gotta pick a side

by scriptcomesfirst @, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 15:32 @ Pete

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Turfducken

by LaFortune Teller ⌂ @, South Bend, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 14:44 @ Pete

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Winner

by Slainte Joe, Raleigh, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 14:52 @ LaFortune Teller
edited by Slainte Joe, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 15:17

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brilliant

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 14:46 @ LaFortune Teller

It's TurfTech stuffed in a ProTurf wrapped around TurfZero.

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Yo Dawg...

by MattyCinNYC, Parts Unknown, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 18:12 @ Jay

[image]

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Where would you buy that?

by HumanRobot @, Cybertron, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 14:53 @ Jay

At a Taco Bell that's inside a KFC within a mall That's inside of your dream?

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Turfception?

by Greg, sittin on the dock of the bay, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 16:11 @ HumanRobot

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TrueValue

by scriptcomesfirst @, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 15:37 @ HumanRobot

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T*Urf

by Greg, sittin on the dock of the bay, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 14:40 @ Pete

TurfClear
NewTurf
NotYourDaddysTurf
TurfthatwillfallapartifyoutrytorunseamroutesfromthespreadTurf

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JeansTurfs

by Mike, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 14:11 @ Pete

of "Jurfs" for short.

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already installed at "Kelly/Shorts"

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 14:12 @ Mike

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JiggaTurf.

by KGB, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 13:55 @ Pete

That Jay-Z is one hell of a businessman.

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RocaTurf

by Jim (fisherj08) @, A Samoan kid's laptop, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 14:18 @ KGB

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I heard we're installing that in the Basilica.

by Savage, Around Ye Olde Colonial College, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 14:31 @ Jim (fisherj08)

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Turf Classic

by Jim (fisherj08) @, A Samoan kid's laptop, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 13:53 @ Pete

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SurfinTurf

by KelleyCook @, quite pleased with Nov 8th, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 13:49 @ Pete

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TurboTurf

by MattyCinNYC, Parts Unknown, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 13:46 @ Pete

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TurfZero

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 13:41 @ Pete

4 Turfo

"Classic" Turf

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MegaTurf

by Dylan, Santa Barbara, CA, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 13:40 @ Pete
edited by Dylan, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 13:47

DynaTurf
TurfZilla
EarfTurf
TerFsatz
WeHaveGiantSchlongsTurf (could be too "on the nose")

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I believe that you mean BDTS.

by Savage, Around Ye Olde Colonial College, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 14:32 @ Dylan

"Big Dick Turf System", because everything's better with an initialization and the word "System"

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NerfTurf

by BPH, San Diego, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 13:39 @ Pete

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Another interesting factoid

by Dylan, Santa Barbara, CA, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 12:19 @ Jay

PoofyTurf Plush PansyGrass has acquired 0% market share.

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off topic trivia uncovered in this research

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 12:15 @ Jay

There are 7 different "Memorial Stadiums" in college football. Can you name them?

("War Memorial Stadium" is different, and there are two of those. For bonus points, can you name those two, too?)

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Alas, there's only one Kibbie Dome

by BPH, San Diego, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 12:51 @ Jay

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other favorites -- name the team

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 12:54 @ BPH

"Dowdy Ficklen Stadium"

"Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium"

"the Glass Bowl"

"Kelly/Shorts Stadium"

"Romney Stadium"

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InfoCision is the new chez Zips

by Savage, Around Ye Olde Colonial College, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 14:33 @ Jay

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Glass Bowl would...

by PMan, The Banks of the Spokane River, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 13:12 @ Jay

be Toledo?

The Toledo Museum of Art has one of the great glass collections in the world: http://www.toledomuseum.org/glass-pavilion

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Kelly/Shorts is CMU right?

by Greg, sittin on the dock of the bay, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 13:11 @ Jay

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it is

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 13:12 @ Greg

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#1 is ECU.

by Chris @, Raleigh, NC, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 13:09 @ Jay

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Number 4 refers to South Bend after the Tulsa game

by KelleyCook @, quite pleased with Nov 8th, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 13:09 @ Jay

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Go Pokes!

by Domer99, John Wesley Powell's Expedition Island, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 12:44 @ Jay

Knew one of these without looking it up.

The sign that greets opponents:

"Welcome to 7,165 feet above sea level."

Gotta love Laramie, WY.

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I've got a few

by Jeremy (WeIsND), Offices of Babip Pecota Vorp & Eckstein, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 12:40 @ Jay

Both Indiana and Illinois play in Memorial Stadium. Coincidentally, they also both play hoops in Assembly Hall.

I know the Huskers play in Memorial Stadium. I seem to remember Cal having a Memorial Stadium. Maybe Kansas too?

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you got most of them

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 13:16 @ Jeremy (WeIsND)

Memorial Stadia: Cal, Clemson, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma

"War Memorial" Stadia: Arkansas (at Little Rock, which is a co-home field for them), Wyoming

Super Bonus: "Royal Memorial" Stadium, UT-Austin

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You forgot

by Greg, sittin on the dock of the bay, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 13:19 @ Jay

Memorial Coliseum aka Snoop's Place

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kennedy coached a lincoln

by cujaysfan, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 12:52 @ Jeremy (WeIsND)

and lincoln tossed two pick sixes to a kennedy

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